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10 Police Rifles Recovered From Bandits In Delta



10 Police Rifles Recovered From Bandits In Delta

By Daniel Dafe

Delta Police Command has recovered 10 of the 13 police rifles carted away by bandits in the state recently.

Recall that some police operatives were ambushed and gruesomely murdered in Ohoro Forest, Ughelli, leading to the loss of thirteen (13) police rifles to the criminal suspects.

10 Police Rifles Recovered From Bandits In Delta

Confirming the development on Tuesday, the Spokesman of the Police Command, SP Bright Edafe, said Force Intelligence Department Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) successfully recovered the said arms, saying that they leveraged on the recent charge on succinct intelligence gathering and sharing for effective operational deployments by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun.

According to the statement, “during a coordinated operation, the gallant operatives of the FID-IRT engaged the suspects in a gun duel which led to the neutralization of some of the suspects while the police operatives successfully reclaimed ten (10) of the stolen weapons, and recovered some arms used by the assailants.”

In a related development, the Nigeria Police has effectively addressed the kidnapping crisis that has plagued the Lagos-Ibadan expressway with the arrest of six (6) members of the notorious kidnapping gang terrorizing the area.

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SP Edafe who disclosed this, said “the suspects are currently in custody, cooperating with ongoing investigations.”

He continued: “The IGP has reassured the public that the Police will continue to employ all necessary measures to combat criminal activities across the nation as the safety and security of Nigerian citizens remain the top priority, and the Force is committed to maintaining peace and order through diligent and proactive efforts. He reiterated the determination of his leadership to creating a safe and secure environment for all citizens while appreciating their support and cooperation.”


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